GlescaPals tribute to 'oor
Rifleman Joseph Campbell
36th Ulster Division
with his son William
Young William was
brought up with his aunt and uncle as his mother died when he was young
and his Dad, Joseph went off to war.
extract from email, William Rodgers, Belfast, Ulster.
The wee boy is my granda William Campbell my mums daddy, he is pictured
with his father - my great granda. Picture was taken about 1914,
Rifleman Joseph Campbell of the Royal Irish Rifles, 36th Ulster
Division.. He is also pictured below with his comrades.
Royal Irish Rifles, 36th
Ulster Division c1918
a pic from 1918, Joe Campbell going from left to centre
is the 4th soldier,
he has a moustache & has his arms folded standing in font of the
guy in a white shirt.
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|Sept 2017, Michell McKeon, Age 40, Eugene, USA
I think I see my great grandfather in one of your photos. I believe
that the second photo on this page (the sepia colored photo) Royal
Irish Rifles, 36th Ulster Division shows my grandfather William Charles
The man I am looking at is just in front of the broken blacked window,
back row, looks like he has something in his mouth. Third from the
right in the back. He has a distinct look, especially the ears, which
you can see are quite prevalent.
Thank you for any help or information you can provide.
| Nov.2007, Webmaister.
I first went to Belfast as a 12yr old wee boy in 1965 to watch Northern
Ireland v Scotland and I stayed with Mr William Campbell ( the
wee boy in the photo above ) and his wife. A nicer couple I couldn't
have hoped to meet they became my 'Mammy & Daddy' in Ulster
and I loved them dearly.
To this day I have kept in contact with the wider family and anytime we
meet up its as 'family', sadly like all families nowadays we don't see
enough of each other.
Mr. & Mrs Campbell had a son and two daughters, sadly their son
Billy died but daughters Violet & Ann are both married with
sons. I am delighted that young William Rodgers sent me these
photos of his Granda & Great Granda to share this stor
| Belfast 1965 that's me 1st left with the
snazzy coat!! ( My Mammy kept me nice !! )
Military LOL 862 before the battle of the Somme
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L.O.L.862 after the
Battle of the Somme had decimated their ranks
|It is estimated that in excess of 200,000
Orangemen from across the world saw service during the first War some
80,000 from Canada alone. This has been described as Orangeism's
greatest triumph and its heaviest defeat. Triumph in the number of
volunteers who joined the war effort but defeat in that the Institution
lost so many of its young men.
Battle of the Somme
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